Training for Peer reviewers

The annual training for Peer reviewers is delivered by MusiQuE Board members, the MusiQuE Office and by experienced MusiQuE Peer-reviewers with a threefold purpose.

1) The training aims to ensure an adequate level of knowledge, across the Peer reviewers Register, with regard to MusiQuE standards, processes and procedures as well as to the latest policy developments in quality assurance and higher music education. The content of the training workshop is thus structured around these themes.

2) The training is seen as an instrument to:

  • create a community of MusiQuE peers,
  • cultivate a sense of belonging that would nurture an exchange of lessons learnt and experiences gained in previous MusiQuE procedures,
  • enhance the effectiveness of teamwork in future reviews.

The training methods employed are aligned to this purpose, combining plenary session with group work, role-plays, simulations and other instruments meant to foster networking and know-how exchange.

3) The training represents a platform for recruiting new Peer reviewers from among the AEC, EMU and Pearle* constituencies, using the AEC Congress as a forum where these publics may overlap and connect.

Participants to the training

The training is organised annually (usually as a pre-Congress workshop prior to the AEC Congress). The training may be attended by staff members and students of (higher) music education institutions and representatives of professional organisations – experienced or not – who are:
a) interested in becoming peer-reviewers for MusiQuE in the future,
b) motivated to reflect on their experience and practice as peer-reviewers, or
c) have a general interest in quality assurance and accreditation in conservatoires.

As the acceptance in the Peer reviewers Register is conditioned by the attendance to at least one MusiQuE Training for Peer reviewers, the workshop is also open for applicants to the MusiQuE Register whose candidature is still pending approval.